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Robert Doyle in Trash Box

Robert Doyle in Trash Box
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Title: Robert Doyle in Trash Box
Description: Gag photo of Robert Doyle with his head seemingly sticking out of a box. Above the box is a sign that reads: "TRASH BOX." The box and sign are attached to a tree. A building with a sign "[?]O ADMITTANCE" above the door is behind him. Trees are in the background. The location was probably Camp Cable, near Brisbane, Australia. Printed on the box is "36 TINS 16 OZ. VEGETABLE SOUP, PICK-ME-UP [???????]ENT Co1[??], SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA," and on the supporting piece of wood, "TO BASE SECTION, ARMY EXCHANGE OFF[???], BRISBANE".

Image ID: 100696
July 1943 ca.
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.
Subjects: Trees
Practical jokes
Military training camps
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Military camps
Signs and signboards
Reporters and reporting

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